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  • Airborne & Special Operations Museum Roll Call

    This website provides an online searchable database of airborne and special operations soldiers. Search by year to find WWII vets. Vets can also register themselves on this helpful website.
    This website provides an online searchable database of airborne and special operations soldiers. Search by year to find WWII vets. Vets can also register themselves on this helpful website.

  • Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (The North Carolina Connection)

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    Surrounding the six-part series “Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State,” UNC-TV provides teacher resources, downloadable guides, and links for educating others about the Holocaust with stories and lessons from the Nazi’s most infamous concentration camp.

  • Montford Point Marines

    From its inception until 1942, the Marine Corps refused to recruit African Americans, American Indians and other minorities. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s creation of the Fair Employment Practices Commission in 1941 forced the Corps, despite objections from its leadership, to begin recruiting African American Marines in 1942. The Marines’ first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Montford Point Base adjacent to Camp Lejeune, NC and would continue to do so until 1949. This website provides artifacts, photographs and interview transcripts from over sixty interviews conducted with these enduring heroes from Montford Point.

  • North Carolina Department of Administration – Division of Veteran’s Affairs

    For more than 80 years, the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCDVA) has been a strong advocate for veterans and their families offering assistance through a network of District and County Veterans Service Offices at no charge to the citizen. NCDVA assist veterans and their families in the presentation, processing, proof and establishment of claims, privileges, rights and benefits as they may be entitled to under Federal, State or local laws. This division provides skilled level nursing care and provides burial plots to qualified veterans of North Carolina. NCDVA also offers a scholarship program for children of North Carolina disabled, combat or deceased war veterans.

  • North Carolina Museum of History

    Since its founding in 1902, the North Carolina Museum of History has been an exciting place to explore North Carolina history. The museum encourages visitors to discover the past; to reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and to preserve state, regional, and local history for future generations.

  • North Carolina State Archives

    The North Carolina State Archives, Archives and Records Section is part of the North Carolina Division of Historical Resources. Some of the primary functions of the section include collecting, preserving, and making available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to North Carolina, including searchable online collections.

  • The Center for Military History

    The President, in the name of Congress, has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation’s bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration’s creation in 1861. This website provides lists of Medal of Honor citations, listed by conflict. Three men are either from NC or entered service in NC: William David Halyburton, Jr., Rufus G. Herring, and Matt Urban.

  • The North Carolina Military Historical Society

    The North Carolina Military Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization that encourages the collection, preservation, and dissemination of our state’s military history. The NCMHS has its own military museum at Kure Beach, NC

  • THE WAR: A Ken Burns Film

    A seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The War tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history – a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America – and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.

  • The Way We Lived in North Carolina

    This historical website provides a helpful map map illustrating the principal installations, camps, industres and facilities in North Carolina aiding the war effort.

  • Veteran’s History Project

    The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service. Stories can be told through and collected through personal narratives, correspondence and visual materials.

  • Women Veterans Historical Collection, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    The Women Veterans Historical Collection documents the female experience in the Armed Forces through letters, papers, photographs, published materials, uniforms, artifacts, and oral histories. This collection contains more than one hundred manuscripts collections and more than two hundred oral history interviews.

Click here to visit other state archives and military records resources.